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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



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a: assembly-line ~
b: giant-dry-cleaning-rack

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 24, 2018

a: dynamic-equilibrium ~
b: a-busy-store-with-customers-coming-and-going

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 24, 2018

a: donald-trump ~
b: carnival-barker

Writer: CAMILLE PAGLIA --Date: February 24, 2018


a: death ~
b: insect

Writer: Emily Dickinson --Date: February 24, 2018

a: autonomic-nervous-system ~
b: the-control-tower-of-your-metabolism

Writer: Michael McEvoy --Date: February 23, 2018

a: dante-s-inferno ~
b: israelites-slavery-in-egypt

Writer: Rod Dreher --Date: February 23, 2018


a: federal-reserve ~
b: bone-marrow

Writer: Volitzer --Date: February 23, 2018

a: action-potential ~
b: a-digital-signal

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 23, 2018

a: aerobic-respiration ~
b: the-burning-of-food-in-air

Writer: Tho Lai Hoong Tho Mun Yi Josephine Fong --Date: February 23, 2018


a: responsibility ~
b: seamless-web

Writer: Jackson Progressive --Date: February 23, 2018

a: snowflake ~
b: a-hieroglyph

Writer: Ken Libbrecht --Date: February 23, 2018

a: liquid ~
b: gas-but-

Writer: Richard Dawkins --Date: February 23, 2018


a: sodium-potassium-pump ~
b: a-revolving-door

Writer: Paul A. Krieger --Date: February 23, 2018

a: vision ~
b: the-painting-within-the-frame

Writer: Charlotte Roberts --Date: February 23, 2018

a: happiness ~
b: a-unicorn

Writer: John Tarrant --Date: February 23, 2018


a: family ~
b: zoo

Writer: Kylie Young --Date: February 23, 2018

a: love ~
b: a-rubber-band

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 23, 2018

a: my-love ~
b: a-burning-candle

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 23, 2018


a: business-cycle ~
b: surfing

Writer: Kathleen Burns Kingsbury --Date: February 23, 2018

a: respiratory-system ~
b: a-vital-river

Writer: Lawrence Martin, M.D., FACP, FCCP --Date: February 23, 2018

a: frugality ~
b: kryptonite-to-gold-diggers

Writer: le roi --Date: February 23, 2018


a: respiratory-system ~
b: upside-down-tree

Writer: Asar Imhotep --Date: February 23, 2018

a: equality ~
b: some-unknown

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 23, 2018

a: electron-shells ~
b: standing-waves

Writer: Brian Cox --Date: February 23, 2018


a: atp-synthase ~
b: a-turbine-in-a-dam

Writer: Dr. Carol Hardy & Dr. Tyson Sacco --Date: February 23, 2018

a: ecosystem ~
b: jenga

Writer: Grade 6 teacher --Date: February 23, 2018

a: retina ~
b: three-layered-cake

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 23, 2018


a: teenager ~
b: a-tornado

Writer: serenaloren8 --Date: February 23, 2018

a: death ~
b: insect

Writer: Emily Dickinson --Date: February 23, 2018

a: amplitude-modulation ~
b: bouncing-on-a-trampline

Writer: oneAngrySonOfaBitch --Date: February 23, 2018


a: college ~
b: sunscreen

Writer: Derek Thompson --Date: February 23, 2018

a: college ~
b: kindergarten

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 23, 2018

a: dna ~
b: your-phone-line

Writer: Johnathan Widom --Date: February 23, 2018


a: protein-synthesis ~
b: factory-or-ipod

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 23, 2018

a: autonomic-nervous-system ~
b: the-control-tower-of-your-metabolism

Writer: Michael McEvoy --Date: February 22, 2018

a: cell-membrane ~
b: banana-peel

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018


a: ambition ~
b: water

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018

a: ambition ~
b: a-domino

Writer: mhsmike --Date: February 22, 2018

a: memory ~
b: a-blender-throwing-its-contents-everywhere

Writer: Sarah Sedcole --Date: February 22, 2018


a: identical-twins ~
b: music

Writer: Thomas J. Bouchard Jr. --Date: February 22, 2018

a: honesty ~
b: a-plague

Writer: Nick D'Orazio --Date: February 22, 2018

a: self-control ~
b: empathy-with-your-future-self

Writer: Ed Yong --Date: February 22, 2018


a: compound-sentence ~
b: compound-word

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018

a: the-rectum ~
b: balloon

Writer: Glen HIntz --Date: February 22, 2018

a: silicon-valley ~
b: one-party-state

Writer: Peter Thiel --Date: February 22, 2018


a: atp ~
b: a-battery-that-lasts-a-very-short-time

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018

a: immune-system ~
b: an-orchestra

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018

a: stress-relief ~
b: small-valve

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018


a: climate-change ~
b: racism

Writer: Porter Good --Date: February 22, 2018

a: corruption ~
b: gravity-or-like-friction-

Writer: Mike LaBossiere --Date: February 22, 2018

a: photosynthesis ~
b: money-put-into-a-savings-account

Writer: drhglatzer --Date: February 22, 2018


a: anorexia ~
b: this-monster-that-either-grabs-you

Writer: Lost in Space --Date: February 22, 2018

a: electricity ~
b: water

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018

a: electrophoresis ~
b: stream-containing-many-nets-with-holes

Writer: J. T. Spencer --Date: February 22, 2018


a: torque ~
b: amount-of-sand-per-shovelful

Writer: JimGnitecki --Date: February 22, 2018

a: genetic-drift ~
b: marbles-in-a-glass-jar

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018

a: friendship ~
b: welding

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018


a: kindness ~
b: boomerang

Writer: Gregg Dreise --Date: February 22, 2018

a: multiple-sclerosis ~
b: a-city-with-a-subway

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018

a: stopping-atp-formation ~
b: poison

Writer: Sara S --Date: February 22, 2018


a: an-atom ~
b: a-football

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018

a: an-atom ~
b: a-tiny-solar-system

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018

a: a-ribosome ~
b: a-vice-combined-with-a-welding-torch

Writer: mattyflynn --Date: February 22, 2018


a: respiratory-system ~
b: bike-pump

Writer: Not Stated --Date: February 22, 2018

a: cardiac-muscle ~
b: the-pistons-in-a-car-s-engine

Writer: Michael R. Lauer, MD, PhD --Date: February 22, 2018

a: enzyme ~
b: match-maker

Writer: Steve Hammack --Date: February 22, 2018


a: central-nervous-system ~
b: your-body-s-personal-internet

Writer: John McKiggan Q.C. --Date: February 22, 2018

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